Things Get Lost by Michaela Pilar Brown
Exhibition: December 9 â€“ January 28
Reception: December 9, 6 â€“ 9 pm
Artist Talk: January 28, 2 â€“ 5 pm. RSVP here.
Identity politics have taken on renewed importance the past few years with the polarizing presidential election and increased mainstream awareness of institutionalized violence on communities of color. Artist Michaela Pilar Brownâ€™s work has long grappled with issues attendant to the black body and its relationship to larger cultural themes of age, gender, race, sexuality, history, and violence.
In Things Get Lost, Brown assembles photography, collage, and installation artworks that examine the collecting of heirloom objects as a means of identity construction and the building of personal, familial, and community history. The result is a surreal counter-narrative to American history that re-centers black female subjectivity. Read the full press release here.